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    We have sent you a patch to try, please let us know if it gets the correct posters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter View Post
    This would not work for a video playlist because Mezzmo uses the thumbnail from the first file and ignores images that are not associated with the file. We can add some code to check for the season jpg and use this instead, we will send you a patch to try when this is ready.
    Just curious how I should name the desired art and where I should put it.

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    The patch should work with your existing folder structure, it will check the parent folder of a file for the poster.jpg and will use this for the series playlist.

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    Peter, with v5.1.2 installed, how should my folder structure be set up so that I get the correct poster art and how should the files be named?

    I should have poster.jpg in the <Series> folder and then a relative poster.jpg in each subsequent season folder, right?

    It seems to work for library additions but it doesn't always transfer to the active playlists. I have the active playlist Album/Series---->Season/Disc.

    It still seems to be kind of a crapshoot so I want to build a few test folders and run them through the paces.

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    Mezzmo checks the parent folder name to see if it matches the playlist name and if it does then the poster.jpg is used for the artwork, so a video in a folder called Season 1 will use the poster.jpg from the Season 1 folder for the playlist Season 1. So the struct should be Series Name\Season 1\episode.mp4

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    Thumbs up I think it all just came together.

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter View Post
    Mezzmo checks the parent folder name to see if it matches the playlist name and if it does then the poster.jpg is used for the artwork, so a video in a folder called Season 1 will use the poster.jpg from the Season 1 folder for the playlist Season 1. So the struct should be Series Name\Season 1\episode.mp4
    Whoa!!!!! It can't be that simple!!!! All this time I have been running the video files through TinyMediaManager and creating .nfo files that Mezzmo read. Often, the Series Name ends up being different in the .nfo file than the name on the parent folder. For example, I have a folder titled <BBC-Nature's Great Events> and inside that folder is poster.jpg. When I ran it through TMM, the .nfo file shortened the Series name to just <Nature's Great Events> so the Series Title wouldn't match any parent folder. I will see this on other problem titles like Shameless and The Office where I (being from the U.S.A.) simply titled the folders "Shameless" and "The Office" but TinyMediaManager (via thetvdb.com) renamed the series "Shameless (US)" and "The Office (US)"

    I cannot wait to try this out tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smitbret View Post
    Whoa!!!!! It can't be that simple!!!! All this time I have been running the video files through TinyMediaManager and creating .nfo files that Mezzmo read. Often, the Series Name ends up being different in the .nfo file than the name on the parent folder. For example, I have a folder titled <BBC-Nature's Great Events> and inside that folder is poster.jpg. When I ran it through TMM, the .nfo file shortened the Series name to just <Nature's Great Events> so the Series Title wouldn't match any parent folder. I will see this on other problem titles like Shameless and The Office where I (being from the U.S.A.) simply titled the folders "Shameless" and "The Office" but TinyMediaManager (via thetvdb.com) renamed the series "Shameless (US)" and "The Office (US)"

    I cannot wait to try this out tonight.
    Well, played with it for a few days and the posters don't populate any better than they did with previous versions. Poster art is very consistent in the library folders but anything in the active playlists is just wild. It is pulling posters from incorrect series, screen captures or nothing at all. I cleared the artwork cache and updated the library with no better results.

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    Thanks for the feedback, can you please send us the folder structure with the posters for some of the problem series where the posters are not populated or are from the wrong series so we can try to reproduce this here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter View Post
    Thanks for the feedback, can you please send us the folder structure with the posters for some of the problem series where the posters are not populated or are from the wrong series so we can try to reproduce this here?
    I can do that, but I seem to have solved the problem, at least on this end.

    I ran another test before the main update last night. I inserted a poster file named "folder" (instead of "poster") into a parent folder(s) for the series and seasons. I ran <Maintain Playlist> on the Active Playlist for TV Series and it didn't seem to make a difference but this morning when I checked after the scheduled, nightly update the correct artwork is now showing in the test playlist.

    I have repeated this three more times now. I am copying "poster.jpg" and renaming to "folder.jpg" and running 'Maintain Playlist' and it is making the changes.

    The only ones that won't populate properly (so far) are Series that have a ":" in the title because there is no way to replicate that in the folder structure. For example, I have a 13 episode series called "WWII: The Complete History". The parent folder is titled "WWII-The Complete History" so there is no match and the series poster must be manually updated, the seasons are fine. These are few and far between so no big deal.

    In general, with the poster files re-named as "folder" and with the file folders titles and the series titles properly mated everything is working the way I would like. Nice work on v5.1.2.
    Last edited by smitbret; 08-29-2017 at 04:42 AM.

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